Sights & Attractions in Tucson


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Name Category Location
4th Avenue
Students and counterculturists favor this 0.5-mi strip of 4th...
Neighborhoods / Streets University of Arizona
"A" Mountain
The original name of this mountain, Sentinel Peak, west of Downtown...
Mountains Downtown Tucson
Arizona History Museum
The museum houses the headquarters of the state Historical Society...
Museums / Galleries University of Arizona
Arizona State Museum
Inside the main gate of the university is Arizona's oldest museum...
Museums / Galleries University of Arizona
Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum
The name "museum" is a bit misleading, since this delightful...
Zoos / Aquariums Northwest Tucson and Westside
Biosphere 2
In the town of Oracle, about 30 minutes northwest of Tucson...
Gardens / Arboretums Northwest Tucson and Westside
Center for Creative Photography
Ansel Adams conceived the idea of a photographer's archive and...
Museums / Galleries University of Arizona
Children's Museum Tucson
Youngsters are encouraged to touch and explore the science, language...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Tucson
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
Arizonan artist Ted DeGrazia, who depicted Southwest Native American...
Museums / Galleries Catalina Foothills
Downtown Historic Districts
North of the Convention Center and the government buildings that...
Historic Districts / Sites Downtown Tucson
El Tiradito (The Castaway)
No one seems to know the details of the story behind this little...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Tucson
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
Attractions include a 16-inch public telescope for evening stargazing...
Observatories / Planetariums University of Arizona
Mission San Xavier del Bac
The oldest Catholic church in the United States still serving...
Religious Sites Northwest Tucson and Westside
Mount Lemmon
Part of the Santa Catalina range, Mount Lemmon—named for Sara...
Mountains Catalina Foothills
Old Tucson
This film studio–theme park, originally built for the 1940 motion...
Film / TV Studios Northwest Tucson and Westside
Pima County Courthouse
This pink Spanish colonial–style building with a mosaic-tile...
Government Buildings Downtown Tucson
Sabino Canyon
Year-round, but especially in summer, locals flock to Coronado...
Nature Preserves Catalina Foothills
Santa Cruz River & River Park
When Europeans arrived in what is now Arizona, the Santa Cruz...
Bodies of Water Downtown Tucson
St. Augustine Cathedral
Although the imposing white-and-beige, late-19th-century, Spanish-style...
Religious Sites Downtown Tucson
Tohono Chul Park
A 48-acre desert garden retreat designed to promote the conservation...
Parks Northwest Tucson and Westside
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
The five historic buildings on this block are listed in the National...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Tucson
University of Arizona Museum of Art
This small museum houses a collection of over 6,000 artworks...
Museums / Galleries University of Arizona
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